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Emerging Library Technologies, is written for librarians/information professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, undergraduate/graduate students, and others who are interested in learning about some of the most popular emerging technologies in the media today such as artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, driverless vehicles, big data, virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing, and wearable technologies. This ...
Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks
Emerging Library Technologies, is written for librarians/information professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, undergraduate/graduate students, and others who are interested in learning about some of the most popular emerging technologies in the media today such as artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, driverless vehicles, big data, virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing, and wearable technologies. This valuable resourse shows how they can be used in libraries and resource centers, and how to get stakeholder buy in for implementing these technologies.
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82.900000 USD

Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks

by Ida Joiner
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Interactive Media for Sustainability presents a conceptually rich, critical account of the design and use of interactive technologies to engage the public with sustainability. Treating interactive technologies as forms of mediation, the book argues that these technologies advance multiple understandings of sustainability. At stake are the ways sustainability encodes the ...
Interactive Media for Sustainability
Interactive Media for Sustainability presents a conceptually rich, critical account of the design and use of interactive technologies to engage the public with sustainability. Treating interactive technologies as forms of mediation, the book argues that these technologies advance multiple understandings of sustainability. At stake are the ways sustainability encodes the complexity of interrelated social and natural systems, and how it conveys the malleability of the future. The book's argument is anchored in a diverse set of theoretical resources that include contemporary work in human-computer interaction (HCI), social theory, media studies, and the philosophy of technology, and is animated by a variety of examples, including interactive simulations, persuasive apps, digital games, art installations, and decision-support tools.
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89.240000 USD

Interactive Media for Sustainability

by Roy Bendor
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New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance explores various performative projects and forms of expression that have emerged since the onset of the smartphone. It focuses mainly on new concepts and developments that have emerged in mobile media performance. It showcases the intimate and phenomenological mobile aesthetic that has been ...
New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance
New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance explores various performative projects and forms of expression that have emerged since the onset of the smartphone. It focuses mainly on new concepts and developments that have emerged in mobile media performance. It showcases the intimate and phenomenological mobile aesthetic that has been unfolding within networked performance and media art projects for over a decade and a half. This aesthetic utilises the potential and affordances with each iteration and update of modern smartphones. Themes of embodiment, presence, liveness and connection through mobile, networked, and remote technology are revisited in the context of HD mobile cameras, selfies and live video streaming from the phone, as well as the impact of peer production, opensource and Maker culture on mobile media performance practices. It explores the surge in development of wearable devices in performance, as well as how the `quantified-self movement' has affected performance works. It deals with concepts and developments in intermedial performance that incorporate mobile and wearable devices, especially from the artist's, designer's or dramaturge's perspective as the creator and their creative process, working with technology as a collaborator, not just a tool or guide. The book demonstrates how artists have repurposed the device - transforming it from merely a communication device, using voice and text only - to become a new collaborative medium, a full visual, synaesthetic, interactive and performative tool of deeper expression and social change. It discusses seminal works and the evolution of the medium, within intermedial digital art and performance practices as medium for artistic expression, creative process and staged performances. It focuses on projects and artists who have pushed mobile media performance beyond the conventional blackbox. Emerging visual, digital, interactive, tactile, gestural and theatrical or performance projects that incorporate mobile or wearable devices, used as vehicles for more challenging, experimental, experiential and immersive performative artworks are highlighted. The book also contextualises Baker's own media research and performance practice within the larger landscape with the field. It is bookended with interviews with the artists themselves on their creative process and intentions. It is the outcome of three years of research of artistic works around the world, interviews, in-person viewings of performances, as well as incorporating and reflecting on her own ongoing practice and projects in context.
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179.16 USD

New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance

by Camille C. Baker
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This engaging guide demonstrates how easy, fun, and rewarding it can be to teach and learn coding at the library. * Helps librarians-even those without prior experience and training-launch highly successful programs in computer coding that engage both traditional literacy and technology literacy * Builds on the library's role as ...
Teaching Coding through Game Creation
This engaging guide demonstrates how easy, fun, and rewarding it can be to teach and learn coding at the library. * Helps librarians-even those without prior experience and training-launch highly successful programs in computer coding that engage both traditional literacy and technology literacy * Builds on the library's role as technology hub in the school and/or community * Enables librarians to cultivate practical and valued skills among students and patrons-all while they have fun learning * Offers insight from an instructor who leads coding clubs and classes in multiple libraries
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52.500000 USD

Teaching Coding through Game Creation

by Sarah Kepple
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Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become ...
Challenging the Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None Librarian Syndrome
Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become indistinct. This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become Masters of our Domains , develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.
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120.700000 USD

Challenging the Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None Librarian Syndrome

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As Information Management put it, On the strength of its currency and coverage alone, Franks' book is poised to take over as the recommended go-to reference for both students and RIM professionals for many years to come. The new second edition cements this work's status as an up-to-date classic, its ...
Records and Information Management
As Information Management put it, On the strength of its currency and coverage alone, Franks' book is poised to take over as the recommended go-to reference for both students and RIM professionals for many years to come. The new second edition cements this work's status as an up-to-date classic, its content updated and expanded to address emerging technologies, most notably blockchain, and evolving standards and practices. Inside, Franks presents complete coverage of the records and information lifecycle model, encompassing paper, electronic (databases, office suites, email), and new media records (blogs, chat messages, and software as a service).
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89.240000 USD

Records and Information Management

by Patricia C. Franks
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Bibliotherapy schemes can now be found in libraries all over the world, from public libraries, through to health/hospital libraries and academic libraries. This book draws on the latest international practical and theoretical developments in bibliotherapy to explore how libraries can best support the health and wellbeing of their communities. Bibliotherapy ...
Bibliotherapy
Bibliotherapy schemes can now be found in libraries all over the world, from public libraries, through to health/hospital libraries and academic libraries. This book draws on the latest international practical and theoretical developments in bibliotherapy to explore how libraries can best support the health and wellbeing of their communities. Bibliotherapy encompasses all aspects of bibliotherapy' in its widest sense, starting with a critical historical overview of bibliotherapy, followed by an explanation of theories or approaches to bibliotherapy. The book explains how various bibliotherapy models work by drawing on practical examples to demonstrate how the theories behind bibliotherapy can be applied in practice. Case studies include a range of settings (public library, academic library, outpatient, inpatient); populations (including young people, ESOL speakers, psychiatric patients, homeless people, people with dementia/carers); and countries (UK, North America, South America, Australia).
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110.83 USD

Bibliotherapy

by Liz Brewster, Sarah McNicol
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Library Storage Facilities: From Planning to Construction to Operation examines high-density library storage facilities, considering how such facilities are changing the nature of collection management. The book discusses the types of storage facilities and explores how institutions can collaborate and embrace cost saving options through opening shared off-site storage facilities, ...
Library Storage Facilities: From Planning to Construction to Operation
Library Storage Facilities: From Planning to Construction to Operation examines high-density library storage facilities, considering how such facilities are changing the nature of collection management. The book discusses the types of storage facilities and explores how institutions can collaborate and embrace cost saving options through opening shared off-site storage facilities, addressing common needs, and maximizing value and space in on-campus libraries. Considering a unique partnership between the Texas A&M University System and the University of Texas System, the book highlights best practice and lessons learned during implementation. Topics covered include storage strategies, geometric efficiency, systems integration, environmental control, and more.
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83.950000 USD

Library Storage Facilities: From Planning to Construction to Operation

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This work explores the potential of digital media to rectify the disparity between formal learning contexts and contemporary perceptions and expectations of narrative. How can education systems respond to the changing technological landscape, thus preparing students to become active participants in society as well as to realise the extent of ...
Living the Stories We Create: Preparing Students for the Digital Age
This work explores the potential of digital media to rectify the disparity between formal learning contexts and contemporary perceptions and expectations of narrative. How can education systems respond to the changing technological landscape, thus preparing students to become active participants in society as well as to realise the extent of their own potential? This book explores such concepts in the classroom environment through direct engagement with students and teachers with the case of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Written in approximately 1606, Macbeth has its roots in a culture of orality and yet has sustained through centuries of print dominance. Indeed, as both text and performance the work itself embodies both the literary and the oral. Yet as a staple of many second level curricula increasingly Macbeth is perceived as an educational text. Macbeth reflects its cultural moment, an age of ambiguity where much like today notions of selfhood, privacy, societal structures, media and economy were being called into question. Thus Macbeth can be understood as a microcosm of the challenges existing in contemporary education in both content and form. This book examines Macbeth as a case-study in seeking to explore the implications of digital media for learning, as well as its possible potential to constructively facilitate in realigning formal learning contexts to contemporary experiences of narrative.
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73.490000 USD

Living the Stories We Create: Preparing Students for the Digital Age

by Ellen McCabe
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With the increasing use of information communication technology in education, new skills and competencies among library science professionals are required for them to effectively disseminate necessary information to users. It is essential to equip educators and students with the requisite digital and information literacy competencies. Literacy Skill Development for Library ...
Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals
With the increasing use of information communication technology in education, new skills and competencies among library science professionals are required for them to effectively disseminate necessary information to users. It is essential to equip educators and students with the requisite digital and information literacy competencies. Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals provides emerging research exploring the roles and applications of information literacy and technology within library science and education. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as electronic resources, mobile learning, and social media, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information and communication technology researchers, academicians, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the ability to find, evaluate, use, and share information in library science.
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183.750000 USD

Literacy Skill Development for Library Science Professionals

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This book uses the discipline-specific, computational methods of the digital humanities to explore a constellation of rigorous case studies of modernist literature. From data mining and visualization to mapping and tool building and beyond, the digital humanities offer new ways for scholars to questions of literature and culture. With the ...
Reading Modernism with Machines: Digital Humanities and Modernist Literature
This book uses the discipline-specific, computational methods of the digital humanities to explore a constellation of rigorous case studies of modernist literature. From data mining and visualization to mapping and tool building and beyond, the digital humanities offer new ways for scholars to questions of literature and culture. With the publication of a variety of volumes that define and debate the digital humanities, we now have the opportunity to focus attention on specific periods and movements in literary history. Each of the case studies in this book emphasizes literary interpretation and engages with histories of textuality and new media, rather than dwelling on technical minutiae. Reading Modernism with Machines thereby intervenes critically in ongoing debates within modernist studies, while also exploring exciting new directions for the digital humanities-ultimately reflecting on the conjunctions and disjunctions between the technological cultures of the modernist era and our own digital present.
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104.990000 USD

Reading Modernism with Machines: Digital Humanities and Modernist Literature

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This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs ...
Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands - shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.
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32.550000 USD

Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Discover the true value and exciting possibilities of oral history in the library: learn new and compelling ways to engage your patrons by sharing personal and community history with them. * Shows librarians how to realize the potential of oral history collections * Goes beyond content creation to cover creating ...
Oral History in Your Library: Create Shelf Space for Community Voice
Discover the true value and exciting possibilities of oral history in the library: learn new and compelling ways to engage your patrons by sharing personal and community history with them. * Shows librarians how to realize the potential of oral history collections * Goes beyond content creation to cover creating access to and promoting oral history as well as using it to enhance library programming * Provides public librarians a targeted way to engage with their communities
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52.500000 USD

Oral History in Your Library: Create Shelf Space for Community Voice

by Adam Speirs, Cyns Nelson
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This volume outlines two decades of reforms at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), British Council and BBC World Service - the so-called Public Diplomacy Partners. Between 1995 and 2015, the FCO and its partner organisations in promoting British influence abroad have introduced major changes to how, where and with ...
British Public Diplomacy and Soft Power: Diplomatic Influence and the Digital Revolution
This volume outlines two decades of reforms at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), British Council and BBC World Service - the so-called Public Diplomacy Partners. Between 1995 and 2015, the FCO and its partner organisations in promoting British influence abroad have introduced major changes to how, where and with whom diplomacy is conducted. This unique study links major organisational reforms to the changing political, technological and intellectual contexts of the day. Through detailed case studies over a 20-year period, this study demonstrates how and why British diplomacy evolved from a secretive institution to one understanding its purpose as a global thought leader through concepts such as public diplomacy, digital diplomacy and soft power. It is rich with unpublished documents and case studies, and is the most detailed study of the FCO and British Council in the contemporary period. From Cool Britannia to the recent GREAT campaign via the 2012 Olympics and diplomats on Twitter, this book charts the theory and practice behind a 21st century revolution in British diplomacy. This work will be of much interest to policymakers and advisors, students and researchers, and foreign policy and communication specialists. From the heady past of Cool Britannia to the present days of the Great Campaign by way of the Royal Wedding, London Olympics and multiple other gambits in Britain's evolving attempt to connect to foreign publics, this book is the essential account of the inner workings of a vital aspect of contemporary British foreign policy: public diplomacy. James Pamment is an astute, succinct and engaging Dante, bringing his readers on journey through the policy processes behind the scenes. We see the public diplomacy equivalents of paradise, purgatory and the inferno, though Pamment leaves us to decide which is which. Nicholas J. Cull, author of `The Decline and Fall of the United States Information Agency: American Public Diplomacy, 1989-2001'. A gift to practitioners who want to do the job better: required reading for anyone going into a senior job at the British Council, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and enlightened thinkers at 10 Downing Street, HM Treasury and Ministries of Foreign Affairs worldwide. Authoritative, scholarly and accurate, Pamment strikes a great balance between the salient details and the overarching picture. He also does a major service to those of us who lived it; our toils make more sense for what he has done - placing them in a historical and conceptual context. John Worne, Director of Strategy & External Relations, British Council, 2007-2015
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125.990000 USD

British Public Diplomacy and Soft Power: Diplomatic Influence and the Digital Revolution

by James Pamment
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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. * Offers easy subject access to children's picture books * Features a user-friendly organization * Provides in-depth ...
A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition
Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. * Offers easy subject access to children's picture books * Features a user-friendly organization * Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
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99.750000 USD

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

by Rebecca L. Thomas
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This book shows how the unique characteristics of traditionally differentiated media continue to determine narrative despite the recent digital convergence of media technologies. The author argues that media are now each largely defined by distinctive industrial practices that continue to preserve their identities and condition narrative production. Furthermore, the book ...
Storytelling Industries: Narrative Production in the 21st Century
This book shows how the unique characteristics of traditionally differentiated media continue to determine narrative despite the recent digital convergence of media technologies. The author argues that media are now each largely defined by distinctive industrial practices that continue to preserve their identities and condition narrative production. Furthermore, the book demonstrates how a given medium's variability in institutional and technological contexts influences diverse approaches to storytelling. By connecting US film, television, comic book and video game industries to their popular fictional characters and universes; including Star Wars, Batman, Game of Thrones and Grand Theft Auto; the book identifies how differences in industrial practice between media inform narrative production. This book is a must read for students and scholars interested in transmedia storytelling.
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104.990000 USD

Storytelling Industries: Narrative Production in the 21st Century

by Anthony N Smith
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Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. * Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider * Presents unbiased evaluations that ...
American Reference Books Annual: 2018 Edition, Volume 49
Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. * Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider * Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs * Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists
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162.750000 USD

American Reference Books Annual: 2018 Edition, Volume 49

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This quick-start guide explains how to use inquiry to promote civic engagement in the school library makerspace and provides ready-to-use ideas for hands-on service projects. * Provides step-by-step instruction for service-driven, hands-on projects * Lists possible organizations to work with as well as a calendar of dates to facilitate programming ...
Makers with a Cause: Creative Service Projects for Library Youth
This quick-start guide explains how to use inquiry to promote civic engagement in the school library makerspace and provides ready-to-use ideas for hands-on service projects. * Provides step-by-step instruction for service-driven, hands-on projects * Lists possible organizations to work with as well as a calendar of dates to facilitate programming * Provides detailed funding sources and makerspace set-up instructions * Offers advice for developing community partnerships
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47.250000 USD

Makers with a Cause: Creative Service Projects for Library Youth

by Gina Seymour
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You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. * Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM ...
Boost Your STEAM Program with Great Literature and Activities
You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. * Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM topics * Offers topical project and problem-solving activity ideas for students in the library makerspace * Provides research and additional resources for teachers and librarians to use in implementing successful STEAM programs
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47.250000 USD

Boost Your STEAM Program with Great Literature and Activities

by Martha Smith, Liz Knowles, Ed.D.
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If you want to boost your library's relevancy and support youth learning, consider incorporating connected learning at your library. This book helps you to realize the potential of this exciting and dynamic trend. * Evidences the effectiveness of connected learning * Shows how connected learning in libraries complements and extends ...
Cultivating Connected Learning: Library Programs for Youth
If you want to boost your library's relevancy and support youth learning, consider incorporating connected learning at your library. This book helps you to realize the potential of this exciting and dynamic trend. * Evidences the effectiveness of connected learning * Shows how connected learning in libraries complements and extends classroom learning * Explains how to incorporate connected learning into libraries of all sizes
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52.500000 USD

Cultivating Connected Learning: Library Programs for Youth

by Rebecca J. Ranallo, Megan E. Barrett
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Inspired by trends in U.S. public libraries, this book teaches librarians how to create a welcoming environment that enriches, enlightens, and engages their library's growing aging community. * Offers ways to create and expand adult library programs and services and cultivate an appreciation of lifelong learning * Combines engagement techniques ...
Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond: Expanding Opportunities for a Growing Population
Inspired by trends in U.S. public libraries, this book teaches librarians how to create a welcoming environment that enriches, enlightens, and engages their library's growing aging community. * Offers ways to create and expand adult library programs and services and cultivate an appreciation of lifelong learning * Combines engagement techniques in community collaboration and outreach with practical strategies in marketing and funding * Explores strategies within current U.S. public library adult services and programs for patrons middle-aged and older * Details up-to-date ALA guidelines for the 60+ adult population
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63.000000 USD

Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond: Expanding Opportunities for a Growing Population

by Renee Bennett-Kapusniak
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China's Publishing Industry presents a portrait of the contemporary Chinese publishing industry in its political and commercial contexts, and analyses how its structures are influenced by the state and by market forces. Starting with an overview of the publishing business in China, this book takes a long view of the ...
China's Publishing Industry: From Mao to the Market
China's Publishing Industry presents a portrait of the contemporary Chinese publishing industry in its political and commercial contexts, and analyses how its structures are influenced by the state and by market forces. Starting with an overview of the publishing business in China, this book takes a long view of the profound changes in China's publishing industry, covering a period from the 'socialist transformation' under Mao to the more recent reforms, such as the conglomeration and corporatisation, of the industry. The book investigates the impact of the changing social, economic and ideological environment on the structure and operation of the publishing industry, and explores how the burgeoning digital publishing business is shaped by the broader social context. It reveals that the process of commercialisation in China's publishing industry has been marked by persistent tensions and contradictions, and demonstrates, through case studies, how these tensions have impacted everyday practices.
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107.42 USD

China's Publishing Industry: From Mao to the Market

by Claude Yun
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This guide will show you how to reinvigorate your library's volunteer program using your community as a resource. * Helps readers to better understand the motivations of today's volunteers and design meaningful volunteer opportunities * Explains how to more successfully select potential volunteers and match them to your library's needs ...
From Library Volunteer to Library Advocate: Tapping into the Power of Community Engagement
This guide will show you how to reinvigorate your library's volunteer program using your community as a resource. * Helps readers to better understand the motivations of today's volunteers and design meaningful volunteer opportunities * Explains how to more successfully select potential volunteers and match them to your library's needs * Shows to deal with the two most common barriers to the success of a library volunteer program: union issues and staff resistance * Introduces exciting new trends in volunteer engagement * Provides lists of resources to draw upon in running your volunteer program
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52.500000 USD

From Library Volunteer to Library Advocate: Tapping into the Power of Community Engagement

by Carla Campbell Lehn
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If you're wondering what your library can do for your community's immigrant population, start with this book, replete with resources, tips, and suggestions that will prove valuable guidance to any librarian who wants to better serve this still-growing part of America's population. * Outlines practical steps to take regardless of ...
Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans: Celebration and Integration
If you're wondering what your library can do for your community's immigrant population, start with this book, replete with resources, tips, and suggestions that will prove valuable guidance to any librarian who wants to better serve this still-growing part of America's population. * Outlines practical steps to take regardless of library size and type * Shares ideas for community outreach initiatives designed both to draw in program participants and to educate local-born residents about their new community members * Describes accessibility changes that are easily implementable and will help all users, including immi-grants and new Americans
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52.500000 USD

Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans: Celebration and Integration

by Jennifer Koerber
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AASL's new integrated standards are designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The new National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries reflect an evolution of AASL Standards, building on philosophical foundations and familiar elements of previous standards while featuring the new streamlined AASL Standards ...
National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries
AASL's new integrated standards are designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The new National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries reflect an evolution of AASL Standards, building on philosophical foundations and familiar elements of previous standards while featuring the new streamlined AASL Standards Integrated Framework for learners, school librarians, and school libraries. Three previously separate publications-AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, Standards in Action, and Empowering Learners-are now framed within a single text, emphasizing the importance of all three standards sets while ensuring that standards-related activities are mutually reinforcing. The National School Library Standards enable school librarians to influence and lead in their schools, districts, and states and to develop plans that meet today's educational landscape for learners, school librarians, and the school library. Among the innovations: Common Beliefs reflect current learning environments and professional best practices for effective school libraries; the new standards framework features five shared components-Shared Foundations, Key Commitments, Domains, Competencies and Alignments-which are designed to reflect each other; a section dedicated to assessment and evaluation provides examples on how to create your own tools that align school and district models with AASL Standards; scenarios for various types of school library professionals demonstrate techniques and practices for successful implementation in authentic situations for self-reflection, group professional development, and pre-service education; and included are a glossary of terms, useful verbs, a list of evidence, and other relevant appendices. The National School Library Standards enables personalization for every learner and school librarian, allowing you to continuously tailor your school library to local needs, your own strengths, and learners' benefit.
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208.950000 USD

National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries

by American Association of School Librarians
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Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. Empathy and understanding, along with specific actionable advice that's drawn from experience, makes all the difference in working with this group. In this ...
The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone
Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. Empathy and understanding, along with specific actionable advice that's drawn from experience, makes all the difference in working with this group. In this book Dowd, executive director of a homeless shelter, spotlights best practices drawn from his own shelter's policies and training materials. Filled with to-the-point guidance that will help front line public library staff and managers understand and serve this population better, this resource includes facts about homelessness every librarian should know; debunks widespread myths about these individuals, explaining how they see themselves, what issues they struggle with, and how libraries can shift towards supporting them; shares de-escalation techniques like showing respect, ways to avoid making things personal, and using proper body language; walks readers through dealing with common issues like a sleeping patron, questionable hygiene, offensive behavior, and asking a patron to leave; and advises on how to provide backup to a colleague and when to call the police. Filled with real life stories that illustrate the effectiveness of Dowd's approach, this one-of-a-kind guide will empower library staff to treat homeless individuals with dignity.
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59.850000 USD

The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone

by Ryan J. Dowd
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Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory ...
Reference and Information Services: An Introduction
Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including:ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering reference services across multiple platformsAs librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.
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92.400000 USD

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction

by Uma Hiremath, Kay Ann Cassell
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This book proposes a novel approach to classification, discusses its myriad advantages, and outlines how such an approach to classification can best be pursued. It encourages a collaborative effort toward the detailed development of such a classification. This book is motivated by the increased importance of interdisciplinary scholarship in the ...
Interdisciplinary Knowledge Organization
This book proposes a novel approach to classification, discusses its myriad advantages, and outlines how such an approach to classification can best be pursued. It encourages a collaborative effort toward the detailed development of such a classification. This book is motivated by the increased importance of interdisciplinary scholarship in the academy, and the widely perceived shortcomings of existing knowledge organization schemes in serving interdisciplinary scholarship. It is designed for scholars of classification research, knowledge organization, the digital environment, and interdisciplinarity itself. The approach recommended blends a general classification with domain-specific classification practices. The book reaches a set of very strong conclusions: -Existing classification systems serve interdisciplinary research and teaching poorly. -A novel approach to classification, grounded in the phenomena studied rather than disciplines, would serve interdisciplinary scholarship much better. It would also have advantages for disciplinary scholarship. The productivity of scholarship would thus be increased. -This novel approach is entirely feasible. Various concerns that might be raised can each be addressed. The broad outlines of what a new classification would look like are developed. -This new approach might serve as a complement to or a substitute for existing classification systems. -Domain analysis can and should be employed in the pursuit of a general classification. This will be particularly important with respect to interdisciplinary domains. -Though the impetus for this novel approach comes from interdisciplinarity, it is also better suited to the needs of the Semantic Web, and a digital environment more generally. Though the primary focus of the book is on classification systems, most chapters also address how the analysis could be extended to thesauri and ontologies. The possibility of a universal thesaurus is explored. The classification proposed has many of the advantages sought in ontologies for the Semantic Web. The book is therefore of interest to scholars working in these areas as well.
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157.490000 USD

Interdisciplinary Knowledge Organization

by Maria Lopez-Huertas, Claudio Gnoli, Rick Szostak
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At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians-and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. Building on the Re-envisioning the MLS initiative from the University of Maryland's iSchool and the Information ...
Re-envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education
At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians-and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. Building on the Re-envisioning the MLS initiative from the University of Maryland's iSchool and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC), this book continues the critical conversations around preparing future librarians. Library and information science (LIS) programs are the foundation of librarianship, and their design requires input from everyone in the field-from academics designing programs and courses, to practitioners reflecting on how prepared (or unprepared) they are to serve their communities, to hiring authorities considering qualifications of candidates. The second installment of this two-part volume explores many of the challenges and opportunities inherent in the future of the MLS degree, including the changing nature of the communities that libraries serve and how LIS education should address these changes, how archival training must accommodate big data, the specialized skill sets librarians need on the job, and how best to prepare librarians for their role as educators. These conversations will never be fully resolved, as LIS education must continue to evolve to ensure the efficacy of libraries and the librarians at the heart of the work.
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114.24 USD

Re-envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education

Hardback
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At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians-and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. Building on the Re-envisioning the MLS initiative from the University of Maryland's iSchool and the Information ...
Re-envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education
At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians-and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. Building on the Re-envisioning the MLS initiative from the University of Maryland's iSchool and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC), this book continues the critical conversations around preparing future librarians. Library and information science (LIS) programs are the foundation of librarianship, and their design requires input from everyone in the field-from academics designing programs and courses, to practitioners reflecting on how prepared (or unprepared) they are to serve their communities, to hiring authorities considering qualifications of candidates. The second installment of this two-part volume explores many of the challenges and opportunities inherent in the future of the MLS degree, including the changing nature of the communities that libraries serve and how LIS education should address these changes, how archival training must accommodate big data, the specialized skill sets librarians need on the job, and how best to prepare librarians for their role as educators. These conversations will never be fully resolved, as LIS education must continue to evolve to ensure the efficacy of libraries and the librarians at the heart of the work.
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114.24 USD

Re-envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education

Hardback
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